Station Juneau medevacs passenger from cruise ship Carnival Spirit

17th Coast Guard District NewsJUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers medevaced a 66-year-old female from the cruise ship Carnival Spirit in Gastineau Channel Thursday evening.

The crew of the Carnival Spirit contacted the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center requesting medical assistance for one of their passengers. The watchstanders diverted a nearby Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew to assist.

“Fortunately, the Station Juneau crew was underway nearby conducting night training and were able to be alongside the Carnival Spirit within minutes of the call,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Carson, a communications unit controller for Sector Juneau. “Coast Guard crews are trained to respond to a variety of situations. The boat crew was able to transition from training mode to response mode to medevac the passenger.”

The boat crew transported the patient to Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel at the Marine Park Dock for further treatment.

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